The ’90s Denim Trend Fashion People Are Wearing With Everything

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Denim trends always seem to go in and out at a rapid-fire pace. But is it just me, or does it feel like recently they’ve been moving even more quickly than usual? From more extreme takes like colored denim and ultra-baggy fits to the return of low-rise jeans, the rotation of trends flittering through seems to be greater than ever before. In the midst of this denim mania, fashion people have also been wearing outfits featuring another nostalgic denim trend: bootcut jeans.

We last saw bootcut jeans having their true heyday during the ’90s, amid the low-rise-jean phase, but they’ve gotten an update since the iconic decade. From chic cropped iterations of the trend to slightly more streamlined silhouettes, the latest takes on the look are proving that the old-school style is here to stay. Not convinced yet? Scroll down to see how my favorite It girls are incorporating the staple this season.

Take the ’90s aesthetic all the way by adding a pair of oval sunglasses.

With the Ugg revival in full swing, now’s the time to style them with your favorite pair of bootcut jeans. Add in some cool accessories to finish it off.

For longer hems, heels are more than just an aesthetic choice, as it creates the illusion of longer legs and it saves you from a hem job. 

Everything looks better with a dramatic coat—including bootcut jeans.

Colorful crochet sweaters have been everywhere this year, and it gives these cropped jeans a psychedelic spin.

Yes, Canadian tuxedos will always be cool.

Here’s an interesting take on denim on denim: a dark-wash denim shirt with white bootcut jeans. Unexpected yet welcomed.

In my head, this is the perfect winter outfit, and no one can tell me otherwise. All of the elements are minimalistic, effortless, and likely easy to re-create with the staples you already own.

Admittedly, I was dubious about the return of distressed denim, but outfits like this have convinced me otherwise. Pairing it with loafers gives this look a subtle downtown edge.

This look marries the bootcut and loose denim trend that’s been raging on over the past few months.

If you’re like me, you’re going for ultra–high-waisted silhouettes like this.

Truly peak Parisienne.

Give your blue jeans a break and reach for a black pair. For a visual contrast that will capture everyone’s attention, wear them with a tan trench coat.

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